In the context of a seeming epidemic of mental health struggles, and with our professional services so often overrun, we long to see more churches respond with wise and loving gospel-shaped care that really impacts the lives of people for good.
My friends’ collection of sea glass has become a favourite metaphor to describe my experience in the church in recent years. Five years ago, the seemingly strong bottle of my Christian heritage was shattered. No less than three scandals in my Christian circles came to light.
The staff and board of Biblical Counselling UK give thanks to God for the life of Queen Elizabeth II – for her example of faithful service, her wise and dignified leadership, and her public witness to her own faith.
A decade ago, Biblical Counselling UK didn’t exist. Since then both our opportunities to serve the local church and the provision of people to undertake that work have gradually increased. Often the growth has been slow but as we begin a new academic year, we’re pleased to tell you about a “growth spurt” that has been made possible by a couple of incredibly generous donations from gospel partners.
We are thrilled to announce a joint initiative between Biblical Counselling UK and Crosslands Training - a short, accessible course to introduce church members to pastoral care.